Garmin Zumo 220LM

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Veritas Altom, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Veritas Altom

    Veritas Altom n00b

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    Talking to a few dudes about the Zumo 220 and what they thought about theirs. They dig it and I thought I would buy one too. They said to sit tight as the Garmin Zumo 220LM is coming out shortly. The other Zumos have lifetime maps and it makes sense this one should too. Anybody hear anything?
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  2. Mudcat

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    I bought a Zumo 220 which I found very disappointing after having used a Zumo 450.
    The big one was auto routing on the Zumo 220, I could not trust it :deal
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  3. Ol_Prof

    Ol_Prof Retired but doing it

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    Ditto on what Mudcat says. The Zumo 220 has a slow processor. I lost count of the number of times I got the turn instructions too late for me to respond in time - usually happens when riding in cities at night and where I can't read the road signs until I'm already in the intersection. It takes forever to re-calculate an alternate plan. When turning it on to leave an address I found I had to circle around in the parking lot a couple of time before the Zumo could orientate the screen properly so I would know which direction to go. :baldy

    I put up with it for three years over thousands of miles in unfamiliar roads and territories always wary of getting bad directions. I've been routed through closed roads and been put on gravel roads even after I'd set them to NO in the preferences. Of course, most of the time, the Zumo was working with data that's 5 or 6 years old, even though I purchased the most recent North America City Maps to date. For what we pay for the maps there is no excuse for Navteq maps to be so badly out of date. :rolleyes

    Anyway, my Zumo 220 has been retired. I have just recently purchased the Zumo 660 which gets very good reviews. At least it has a faster processor. As is usually the case, you get what you pay for. :thumb
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  4. Mudcat

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    If you bought your 220 three years ago it wasn’t an inexpensive unit, was it? I think they were over $600 then.
    I remember looking at the reviews for the 220 and they were good, except mine
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